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Dragons team for Blues

Guinness PRO12 Editor

17 Sep 2010


Wales lock Luke Charteris will again lead the Dragons as they take on the Blues in the Magners League at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday (6:30pm).

Injuries have forced several changes in the side that beat Glasgow last weekend with Will Harries starting his second match at fullback, having covered the 15 position for 80 minutes against the Ospreys in May.

Centre Pat Leach who made his regional debut on Sunday has been withdrawn following an ankle injury picked up in the Glasgow game and Dragons player-coach Shaun Connor returns to the side as a replacement as Matthew Jones replaces the injured Jason Tovey.

Following the end of his trial period with the Dragons, centre David Bishop has not been retained by the region.

Dragons Side for Blues
Will Harries, Matthew Pewtner, Tom Riley, Rhodri Gomer Davies, Aled Brew, Matthew Jones; Wayne Evans; Hugh Gustafson, Steve Jones, Ben Castle, Luke Charteris (C), Rob Sidoli, Dan Lydiate, Robin Sowden-Taylor, Gavin Thomas.

Lloyd Burns, Nigel Hall, Aaron Coundley, Scott Morgan, Andrew Coombs, Adam Hughes, Nicky Griffiths, Shaun Connor

Absent through Injury
Ashley Smith (foot)
Duane Goodfield (shoulder)
Jason Tovey (Hamstring)
Martyn Thomas (ankle)
Matthew Watkins (Stomach)
Mike Poole (knee)
Nathan Brew (foot)
Nathan Buck (knee)
Toby Faletau (Foot)
Tom Cooper (hamstring)
Tom Willis (rib)